Critical Meta Analysis: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

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In the critical meta analysis Borkovec et al. (2002) perform, it is clearly indicated that in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), that is an empirically backed method of treatment for GAD, often has many faults within the treatment style. Researchers make evident that often the control group comparison is comprised of those on a waiting list for treatment, that the effect size may not be significant enough, and also that individuals ' improvement still does not lie within the range on the functioning end of the scale, indicating statistical significance, yet not clinical significance. Even with our gold standard treatment method being administered to patients with GAD, at times the current standard is not enough to effectively treat clients. Similarly, Evans et al. (2008) came up with a related difficulty; that the standard CBT therapy that addresses GAD is still leaving clients with residual …show more content…
44 million people in the United States population, ages 15-54, experienced at least one psychological disorder, with one-third of that stemming from anxiety alone. Those suffering from anxiety are more likely to be young females who have little to no education and are childless. Interestingly, those with anxiety disorders are no more likely to miss work than those without a psychological disturbance. However, they are more likely to be hospitalized as it affects them through their occupation and family roles. In the 1990s, 42.3 billion people had anxiety, with it growing to 63.1 billion people by the year 1998. As a result of this, productivity was lost by 88% within the working class whom experience anxiety due to being absent at work. In the 90’s, only 27% of individuals with a current diagnosis received treatment, showing that there was a need for more awareness of resources available to those who have been diagnosed (Greenberg, et al,

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